Woke up to another beautiful sunny morning around 8 o'clock and was up by 9 taking Yuma for his walk.
It was a little chilly still so decided I would turn on the Big Buddy I fixed yesterday but didn't turn on because it was so warm. I clicked and clicked the starter button and it wouldn't turn on. DARN! 😩
I disconnected the gas line and put a propane bottle on it and it started right up. First thought was the gas line may be clogged so took both ends off and blew air through it and put it back on and still wouldn't start.
Nick helped me to push the quick connect on tightly but when I pulled on it the fitting would slip back off. Then I noticed the fitting was so close to the wall of the heater it wasn't connecting completely so I bent the fitting away from the wall and pushed the quick connect fully in place where I couldn't pull it off and the heater started right up. Problem resolved for sure this time. By the time I was done, the sun had warmed up the MH so I didn't need it. 😊
By this time it was after 10 and I hadn't even put my coffee on so did that. Noticed my coffee cup was still half full laying in the sink so when the coffee was finished I poured fresh coffee over the old. They say day old coffee is the best!
I took one sip and spit it out. 😝 Tasted like soap. That's when Nick told me he had washed his hair in the sink the night before and that's why it tasted like soap. 😱😱 Oh my gosh! No wonder it tasted so bad.
Anyway, we got breakfast out of the way and laid in the warm sun for awhile. At 1:30 we headed for Palm Canyon finally.
|Yuma met friends right off|
|Heading up the path into the canyon|
|Zoomed in on lowest two trees|
I told Nick I had tried to climb up to them a number of years back but came up short. He asked if he could try and I said go for it! If I were his age I would.
|Without the zoom|
|There he is|
|Heading back down|
We were home at 4:30 and I was bushed from the climb. Had dinner at 6 o'clock and rested for the rest of the evening.
While doing my blog, Yuma kept barking out the window. By this time it is 10 o'clock. I knew it was an animal trying to get to the tray under my grill because it has done it for the last few evenings.
What super pictures of your hike up Palm Canyon! Nick managed to get up amongst the palms. Very cool. I'm glad Yuma met some friends. It's been awhile since he has.i hope you're able to get a picture of the little fox. I'm guessing tomorrow will be a rest day.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. It was a fun time and Nick enjoyed the climb.Delete
Well, I think I should not drink root beer when reading your blog! I spit all over my screen when I read "Nick washed his hair in the sink" oh boy, you two sure can get yourselves into some rather funny predicaments. Thanks for the laugh and hope you both are having a ton of fun.ReplyDelete
Thanks MCA. Pretty mean of Nick to fill half my cup with dirty hair shampoo 😝😝Delete
Palm Canyon is always a nice short hike to see those palm trees growing there. Seems to be more trees now than what I remember. D'ya think Nick will become a regular southwest traveler in future years? You, like me, probably wish you could have started your western travels much earlier in life. I know I sure do. Shampoo coffee....well there's a concept eh:))ReplyDelete
This year for some reason that short walk wore me out 😀 This part of the country is growing on Nick.Delete
What a view!! Yeah, definitely my good luck is rubbing off on you. Glad you got the heater fixed. Critters can be funny ... that will be a great catch if you can get a photo. Nice of Yuma to let you know!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy. The fox was not afraid of the barking but it kept a watchful eye. Me too on the heater. It's my best one.Delete
Beautiful pictures! Looks like an absolutely gorgeous day! Love the pics of Nick on the hike! I had to laugh, reminds me of my grandson as he'll wash his hair in the sink too. :) I would hope he'd take the dishes out if there were any or maybe wash them first LOL...ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. Pretty mean of Nick to do that dirty trick. Unintentionally of course 😁Delete
Wow! Really cool. Such an awesome area. I know it's one of your usual spots but so cool!ReplyDelete
Nick has made a couple solo hikes he'll remember. Great area for hiking.Delete
Good for you guys! Those palm trees are a mystery. Healthy looking so they must get just the right amount of sun and rain.ReplyDelete